tisdag, januari 11, 2011

Wikileaks: Neu-Ulm som terroristbas

En några år gammal rapport från
ger en intressant inblick i den
jihadistiska terrorismen i Tyskland.
Utifrån den lilla staden Neu-Ulm
skildrar man den livaktiga islamistiska
verksamheten i stadens Multi-
kulturella Hus och de många
prominenta terrorister som
vistats där:

The September 4 arrests of

three terrorist suspects, two

of whom are German citizens

who converted to Islam, has

given Germany its first high-

profile case of homegrown

Islamic terrorism and focused

attention on the southern

German area of Ulm/Neu-Ulm,

which authorities have long

identified as a hotbed of radical



The Federal Prosecutors Office

has identified a number of

German cities as centers of

Islamic associations and

potential sites for extremism,

including Ulm, Neu-Ulm,

Braunschweig, Cologne, Berlin

and Muenster. Of these, the

neighboring cities of Ulm and

Neu-Ulm have figured the most

prominently over the past decade

as breeding grounds for Islamic


Ulm, a mid-sized city (population

120,000) in Germany's relatively

conservative southern state of

Baden-Wuerttemberg, is a leading

center for scientific research and

birthplace of Albert Einstein.

Ulm was rated as Germany's

most healthy city by the health-

oriented magazine "Healthy

Living" in a nationwide

survey last month. Neu-Ulm

(population 51,000) is located

on the eastern side of the

Danube river in Bavaria.


The cities received an influx of

Muslim refugees from Bosnia

in the mid 1990s, adding to

their existing Muslim communities

which came mainly from Turkey.

Despite their traditionally moderate

take on Islam, Bosnian Muslims

developed ties with international

extremists who were often viewed

as the first to respond in Bosnia's

hour of need.

During the 1990s, the region

was seen as a staging point for

Muslim extremist fighters going

to Bosnia. More recently, Ulm

and Neu-Ulm have both hosted

organizations that have played

central roles in Germany's radical

Islamist spheres.


The Multicultural House (MCH)

in Neu-Ulm was founded in 1996

and in the nine years that it was

open attracted a series of note-

worthy individuals and Islamic

extremists including:

Mahmoud Salim, Osama Bin

Laden's chief of financial ope-

rations who visited in September


Reda Seyam, alleged to be

One of the planners of the Bali

attacks of 12 October 2002.

Dr. Yehia Yousif, an Egyptian

who first came to Germany in

1988 as a researcher but later be-

came a jihad recruiter and hate

preacher who took on a leading

role at the MCH. Yousif left

Germany in 2002 as investi-

gations of his activities increased.

Yousif's oldest son, who is

alleged to have spent time in

a Pakistan terrorist training

camp, was deported after

investigators found bomb-

making instruction manuals

in his apartment.

Khaled al-Masri was a visitor

to the MCH.

Mohammed Atta, one of the

9/11 terrorist pilots, is reported

to have visited the MCH.

Fritz Gelowicz is reported

to have been a frequent visitor

of the MCH.


Rapporten 07BERLIN1767 är

väl värd att läsa.